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ELECTION RESULTS: Official, final results send ‘Progressives’ to City Council

ELECTION RESULTS: Official, final results send ‘Progressives’ to City Council

King County Elections on Tuesday (Nov. 28) certified the results of the Nov. 7 general election, and the final returns confirm what we called on Nov. 14 – the ‘Progressive’ slate of Pedro... [Read more]

Was Burien Council election ‘rigged’? King County Elections says unlikely

Was Burien Council election ‘rigged’? King County Elections says unlikely

After most elections – especially heated, divisive ones like Burien’s most recent City Council ballot – the losing side usually goes through a mourning/grieving period, and oftentimes, some upset... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 6: Looks like it’s a sweep for the progressive candidates

ELECTION RESULTS 6: Looks like it’s a sweep for the progressive candidates

On Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 14), King County Elections released the sixth round of results for last Tuesday’s election, and we can safely call this race a sweep for the progressive slate. In 2018,... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 5: Progressives extend leads in all City Council races

ELECTION RESULTS 5: Progressives extend leads in all City Council races

On Monday afternoon (Nov. 13), King County Elections released the fifth round of results for last Tuesday’s election, and these new tallies show that the progressive comeback is not a fluke. Here... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 4: Progressives now lead in all Burien City Council races

ELECTION RESULTS 4: Progressives now lead in all Burien City Council races

On Friday afternoon (Nov. 10), King County Elections released the fourth round of results for Tuesday’s election, and these new tallies show that the progressive comeback is continuing in a big... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Progressives progressing towards a comeback

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Progressives progressing towards a comeback

King County Elections released the third round of results for Tuesday’s election, and these new tallies show some serious change – challenger Jimmy Matta is now leading incumbent Debi Wagner by... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Initial leaders extend margins in 2nd round of returns

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Initial leaders extend margins in 2nd round of returns

The second round of results were released by King County Elections at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, and all of the initial leaders are holding on and even extending their margins: Joel Manning increased... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 1: First returns favor Manning, Wagner, Tosta & Marx

ELECTION RESULTS 1: First returns favor Manning, Wagner, Tosta & Marx

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 7) General Election have been released, and the early returns for Burien City Council shows that there’s a split between the two slates running,... [Read more]

ELECTION 4: Totals for Burien City Council races are tightening up

ELECTION 4: Totals for Burien City Council races are tightening up

King County Elections released on Monday, Aug. 7 released the latest tally of votes for the 2017 Burien City Council race, and some of the races are tightening up. Here are some observations: Darla Green’s... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: It’s still Olguin vs. Manning, Wagner vs. Matta, Green vs. Tosta, & Marx vs. Janssen

ELECTION RESULTS 2: It’s still Olguin vs. Manning, Wagner vs. Matta, Green vs. Tosta, & Marx vs. Janssen

The second round of results for Tuesday’s Primary Election was released by King County Elections at 3:57 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 2, and it looks like the standings remain the same as the first round. So... [Read more]

ELECTION: Olguin & Manning; Wagner & Matta; Green & Tosta; Marx & Janssen

ELECTION: Olguin & Manning; Wagner & Matta; Green & Tosta; Marx & Janssen

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Aug. 1) Primary Election have been released, and with 18.05% of the votes counted, here’s how the Burien City Council horse race – of 17 candidates... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Highline School Bond will pass with 65.12% approval

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Highline School Bond will pass with 65.12% approval

On Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 9), King County Elections released the second round of results for Tuesday’s General Election. With 31,783 ballots now counted, it looks like the Highline School Bond... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: School Bond, Sound Transit measures passing

ELECTION RESULTS: School Bond, Sound Transit measures passing

King County Elections posted the first round of results for Tuesday, Nov. 8’s General Election, and here are the early returns for some local issues…

ELECTION FINAL: Austin Bell officially declared winner by 189 votes

ELECTION FINAL: Austin Bell officially declared winner by 189 votes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated with correct results at 7:34 p.m. on Nov. 24, 2015: King County Elections on Tuesday (Nov. 24) issued the final, certified results for the Nov. 3 General Election,... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 9: Austin Bell’s lead over Darla Green grows to 173

ELECTION RESULTS 9: Austin Bell’s lead over Darla Green grows to 173

Looks like Austin Bell has all but wrapped up the horse race for Burien City Council Position No. 6 – as he is now ahead by 173 votes over Darla Green in the latest results, issued on Thursday, Nov.... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 8: Bell pulling away from Green, now up by 165 votes

ELECTION RESULTS 8: Bell pulling away from Green, now up by 165 votes

The horse race for Burien City Council Position No. 6 appears to be going to Austin Bell, who – as of the latest results on Nov. 10 at 3:51 p.m. – is pulling away down the stretch against opponent... [Read more]

ELECTION RETURNS 7: Council race tightens up; Austin Bell up by 147 votes

ELECTION RETURNS 7: Council race tightens up; Austin Bell up by 147 votes

The seventh round of results were released by King County Elections at 4:05 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, with the latest totals showing that Austin Bell continues to lead Darla Green, but down by 8 votes from... [Read more]

ELECTION RETURNS 6: Bell continues to pull away, now leads by 154 votes

ELECTION RETURNS 6: Bell continues to pull away, now leads by 154 votes

UPDATE Nov. 6, 6:57 p.m.: The sixth round of results were released by King County Elections at 6:57 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, with the latest tallies showing that Austin Bell continues to pull away, and is... [Read more]

ELECTION RETURNS 4: Bell extends his lead to 76 votes over Green

ELECTION RETURNS 4: Bell extends his lead to 76 votes over Green

The fourth round of returns were released by King County Elections on Thursday (Nov. 5) at 6:48 p.m., and the latest tallies shows that Austin Bell has extended his lead over Darla Green by 6 votes,... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Austin Bell extends lead over Darla Green to 72 votes

ELECTION RESULTS 3: Austin Bell extends lead over Darla Green to 72 votes

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated with new returns at 7:40 p.m. In one of the closest local races in recent history, the third round of results from King County Elections shows that newcomer... [Read more]

ELECTION: Incumbents winning; Bell beating Green by just 2 votes

ELECTION: Incumbents winning; Bell beating Green by just 2 votes

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 3) General Election have been released, with 19.37% of votes counted, the Burien City Council race shows the two incumbents (Edgar and Krakowiak) are... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Highline Public Schools Levy passing, Bond failing

ELECTION RESULTS: Highline Public Schools Levy passing, Bond failing

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Feb. 10) Special Election were released at 8:04 p.m., and the early tallies show that the Highline School District Levy is passing with a 57.47% approval, while... [Read more]

ELECTION: School Bond reaches 58%, but district concedes that it will fail

ELECTION: School Bond reaches 58%, but district concedes that it will fail

King County Elections released the sixth round of results for Tuesday’s general election on Friday afternoon (Nov. 7), and the Highline School District Bond, while breaking the 58% barrier, will likely... [Read more]

ELECTION: School District Bond inches up to 57.28%; still short of 60% needed

ELECTION: School District Bond inches up to 57.28%; still short of 60% needed

UPDATE NOV. 5 7:44 p.m.: The third round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 4) General Election were released Wednesday (Nov. 5) evening at 7:40 p.m., and Proposition 1, the Highline School District... [Read more]